Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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John Murray., 1816 - England
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Page 61 - HUMAN nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. A week had not passed since Miss Hawkins's name was first mentioned in Highbury, before she was, by some means or other, discovered to have every recommendation of person and mind, — to he handsome, elegant, highly accomplished, and perfectly amiable ; and when Mr.
Page 283 - Many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its fragrance on the desert air.
Page 118 - The Coles had been settled some years in Highbury, and were very good sort of people — friendly, liberal, and unpretending ; but, on the other hand, they were of low origin, in trade, and only moderately genteel.
Page 324 - When I am quite determined as to the time, I am not at all afraid of being long unemployed. There are places in town, offices, where inquiry would soon produce something, — offices for the sale, not quite of human flesh, but of human intellect." "Oh, my dear! human flesh! You quite shock me; if you mean a fling at the slave-trade, I assure you Mr. Suckling was always rather a friend to the abolition.
Page 43 - But where could you hear it ? " cried Miss Bates. " Where could you possibly hear it, Mr. Knightley ? For it is not five minutes since I received Mrs. Cole's note — no, it cannot be more than five, or at least ten, for I had got my bonnet and spencer on, just ready to come out— I was only gone down to speak to Patty again about the pork — Jane was standing in the passage, were not you, Jane ? — for my mother was so afraid that we had not any salting-pan large enough.
Page 176 - Much could not be hoped from the traffic of even the busiest part of Highbury ; — Mr. Perry walking hastily by, Mr. William Cox letting himself in at the office door, Mr. Cole's carriage horses returning from exercise, or a stray letter-boy on an obstinate mule...
Page 145 - ... the usual rate of conversation; a few clever things said, a few downright silly, but by much the larger proportion neither the one nor the other— nothing worse than everyday remarks, dull repetitions, old news, and heavy jokes.
Page 279 - Emma was not required, by any subsequent discovery, to retract her ill opinion of Mrs. Elton. Her observation had been pretty correct. Such as Mrs. Elton appeared to her on this second interview, such she appeared whenever they met again,—self-important, presuming, familiar, ignorant, and ill-bred. She had a little beauty and a little accomplishment, but so little judgment that she thought herself coming with superior knowledge of the world, to enliven and improve a country neighbourhood; and conceived...
Page 2 - ... knew she was considered by the very few who presumed ever to see imperfection in her, as rather negligent in that respect, and as not contributing what she ought to the stock of their scanty comforts.

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